December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

March 29, 2013

A Knight's Tale (2001)

When it's over, one of the most creative approaches to telling a story in the middle ages. It didn't have the grand display as big-budget period films, but it had originality, making this film timeless. A young peasant squire (Heath Ledger) impersonates a knight in order to fulfill his dream of jousting in tournaments. Told through a select roster of music and unique costumes, A Knight's Tale seemed strange at first, but quickly wins you over. The soundtrack played a huge role in the film's overall appeal. I mean, it was hard to dismiss such songs like David Bowie's "Golden Years," or Queen's "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions," and AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long." These songs, combined with jousting and plenty of anachronisms, made the film feel like a rock and roll fable. Ledger embodied all the characteristics his character demanded - innocence, courage, passion, and ambition.  I would consider this his breakout role, establishing his marketability in Hollywood. His early death was unfortunate, but he leaves behind a legacy of memorable performances, including Joker, Ennis Del Mar (Brokeback Mountain - 2005), Gabriel Martin (The Patriot - 2000), and Sonny Grotowski (Monster's Ball - 2001).

My rating: 4 out of 5


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